An Exercise Story

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Name: Emil
Age: 87
Location: North Dakota
Activity: Walking, Weight Lifting, Gardening

My name is Emil. I am 87 years old. I do weight lifting three times a week. I was experiencing weakness in my upper body. I was advised to begin exercising with weights and stretching my muscles. I target my shoulders, arms, and midsection with the weights. I definitely feel stronger. I am able to lift many more pounds than I used to. Also, I do stair stepping and stretching. This has stopped the charley horses I was experiencing frequently. I know this summer I will be in better condition to do my gardening and lawn care which I enjoy so much.

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Last reviewed: August 2005